Things to see and do - Pavia
Unmissable tourist sites
Pavia Travel guide
Pavia : Michelin's recommendations
It was in Pavia in 1525 that the French king Francis I lost everything “except honour” when he was taken prisoner by the Emperor Charles V. This attractive Romanesque city has long been an important cultural centre and its university is one of the oldest in Europe (both Petrarch and Leonardo da Vinci studied here). Pavia is also home to a Carthusian monastery (the Certosa) which is one of the largest Christian monuments in Italy.
Tourist attractions Pavia : Things to see and do
SS35 I - 27100 Pavia
Jean-Galeas Visconti (1351-1402), the Grand Duke of Milan founded this Carthusian Monastery in 1396 for he wished to have the family mausoleum there. But he never saw his masterpiece completed as most of it was built in the 15C and 16C. In front is t..
P.za an-Michele I - 27100 Pavia
This attractive Romanesque church has a superb facade in pale sandstone, which is remarkable for the balance of its sculpted adornments. Inside are some interesting architectural elements especially a 15C fresco in the apse.
Piazza del Duomo I - 27100 Pavia
The huge Cathedral of Pavia is topped by one of the largest domes in Italy.. Its construction began in 1488 and the inhabitants of Pavia will assure you without joking that Bramante and Leonardo da Vinci aided in the design of the plans.
Via Vallone 18 I - 27100 Pavia
Relax in Cascina Scova Resort’s 3-hectare park, home to swimming pools, a large fitness and wellness centre and luxurious rooms, all situated just 5 minutes’ drive from Pavia centre. Partly powered by solar panels, Cascina Scova Resort provides a fi..
Via Lombroso 23 I - 27100 Pavia
Offering air-conditioned rooms, an Italian restaurant and free bike rental, Hotel Rosengarten is next to San Matteo-Pavia Hospital. It is 10 minutes' walk or 3 bus stops from Pavia centre. Rooms have a classic design with carpeted or tiled floors. T..
Piazza Stazione 25 I - 27100 Pavia
Prix Prices from : 70 €
Hotel Excelsior is right next to Pavia Train Station, in the city centre. It features elegant rooms with parquet floors and LCD TV. A buffet breakfast is served every morning. Guests have discounts in many pizzerias and restaurants nearby. Hotel Exc..
via Cassinino 1 I - 27100 Pavia
Right on the Pavia waterway, between the town and Certosa, an elegant house with a sort of closed veranda right on the waterway: also serving local cuisine and seafood.
via Milazzo 65, località Borgo Ticino I - 27100 Pavia
In the old village of Pavia along the Ticino, a pleasant trattoria with specialities that are typical of Lombardy cuisine; wooden beams, open fire, ambiance of a bygone era.
viale Vittorio Emanuele 41 I - 27100 Pavia
via Vallone 18 I - 27100 Pavia